Hot Topics for New Special Educators - Richmond, VA

Hot Topics for New Special Educators - Richmond, VA

In partnership with the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children (VA CEC), CEC is excited to present a series of in-person workshops focused on providing new special education teachers with the resources and strategies that they need to be effective and successful in their classrooms.

When you attend this event, you can choose from four workshops presented by some of the top experts in the field. Learn more about each workshop by clicking its title below.

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When
4/6/2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Where
Four Points By Sheraton Richmond 9901 Midlothian Turnpike RICHMOND, VA 23235

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Program


Saturday, 06 April 2019

 
Join us for an engaging and interactive workshop for early career special education teachers! Gain insights into strategies and effective practices to support your classroom students and families. Using resources outlined in “The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers,” Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth will guide you in discussions regarding classroom and school environments, collaboration with families, co-teaching, lesson plan curriculum and behavioral supports, accommodations and modifications and new teacher evaluations and professional growth.
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
4/6/2019 8:30 AM

Co-teaching has become an increasingly utilized service delivery option that affects many students, including those from diverse groups. However, merely placing students with disabilities in general education classrooms and encouraging their teachers to work together is not sufficient for achieving improved results.  In this overview session we will explore three major dimensions essential to contemporary, outcomes-driven co-teaching: (a) the updated roles and responsibilities of both general and special educators in the co-taught class (let’s get past the marriage metaphor); (b) specially designed instruction (SDI) in co-teaching (otherwise, why are we doing this?); and (c) co-teaching structures, including creative and effective variations of them (going beyond the traditional six approaches).
Time
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
4/6/2019 8:30 AM

Having support and resources helps special education teachers thrive in the classroom.  Using resources outlined in “The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers,” Catherine Creighton Martin and Clara Hauth will guide you through everything you need to know about writing the most important of documents: the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). You’ll learn about instructional strategies and assessment methodology, offer advice and tips for running an organized classroom to support data and progress monitoring, and show teachers how to use resources outlined in the book to prepare for IEP meetings. This presentation will share effective strategies teachers need to enhance student learning, assess student progress, and collaborate with colleagues and families while supporting standards-based IEPs.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
4/6/2019 12:30 PM

Many professionals understand that co-teaching must include the provision of specially designed instruction (SDI) for students with disabilities. However, they often express skepticism of how this can actually occur and frustration in meeting this co-teaching expectation. This workshop is a roll-up-your-sleeves session intended to demonstrate how to implement SDI in the co-taught classroom, from looking at individual student needs, through selecting SDI, to integrating that SDI into the general instruction, to measuring its effectiveness.
Time
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
4/6/2019 12:30 PM